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Oloye et al

Greener Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (10), pp. 687-691, October 2013.

 ISSN: 2276-7770 

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 083013809

 

Evaluating the Potential of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) to Bioaccumulation of Some Selected Heavy Metals

 

Femi Francis Oloye1, 2* and Oluwabunmi Peace Oluyede1

 

1Adekunle Ajasin University Ondo State Nigeria.

2Suface Chemistry and Catalysis Group, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

 

*Corresponding Author’s Email: pen2crown @ gmail.com


Abstract:

The potential of African Catfish to bioaccumulation of some selected heavy metals was done by introducing heavy metals into the fish water after the fish was starved for 24hr; the test was done by semistic bioassays method. The results were analysed with AAS and it was observed that different metals attached to various part of the fish with diverse strength and affinity.
 
Keywords: Bioaccumulation, heavy metals, seistic bioassays.

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